Birth doesn’t just make you a mother. It is a process that occurs over time. There are many ups and downs that come with the physical, hormonal and psychological changes that are happening but there are some things you can do to ease your body into this transition.Read More
Our words matter when we talk to families and new mothers. Did you know that googling the word ‘postpartum’ brings up a countless number of articles on depression? If you were expecting a new baby, this would feel really defeating. If we want to break the stigma, we must make a conscious effort to change our conversations.Read More
In December 2011, we lost our first baby to a missed miscarriage. We fell pregnant in September and were elated at the news. We had just surprised our families with the arrival of a new baby when our ultrasound revealed there was no longer a heartbeat at 13 weeks. I remember feeling like my heart had fallen into my stomach and I wanted to crawl into a hole and stay there so I didn’t have to face the world and tell everyone why I was no longer pregnant.
It’s Day 262 of my little one; officially 37 weeks and 2 days old to be exact.
As I'm writing my story tonight, I asked myself why I have the desire to share a glimpse of my journey to a group whom I haven't fully met. But then I realized that this Postpartum Support Group is actually part of my motherhood journey and I am grateful about it. I am glad to have known a strong woman like Jen, whom I met in one of the stroller walks in 2018. So here I am, empowered to share my story as I aim to help in uplifting women to thrive the struggles of motherhood.Read More